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Sep 6, 2011 6:00am EDT
america. and i want you to know, we will not let michigan become a right -to-work-for-less state. we will defeat financial martial law for fighting together, standing together and winning together. i'm proud to stand with my brothers and sisters from detroit any time, any place. god bless you and happy labor day. and now i'm very pleased and honored to introduce a woman who stands with working people every single day, a real warrior for working men and women whose -- who's lifted up the department of labor so that it works for working families again and again and again and again. please welcome our warrior, our friend, the secretary of labor, hilda solis. >> thank you, thank you, thank you. all right. >> all right. how's everybody? is labor in the house? labor in the house? happy labor day, detroit. [cheers and applause] >> it's great to be back in the motor city and especially with my good friend, president rich trumpka and all of our union leaders and my former congressional colleagues that are also here. give them all a round of applause, please. [applause] >> and of course it's so exc
CSPAN
Sep 14, 2011 1:00pm EDT
the gentleman from new york, mr. reed, as the proponent and the gentleman from michigan, mr. levin, as the opponent. the chair recognizes the gentleman from new york. mr. reed: i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. reed: madam speaker, i also ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks and include extraneous material on the subjectle of bill under consideration. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. . mr. reed: madam speaker, i am pleased to offer this resolution of disapproval of the request from the president of the united states to borrow an additional $1.5 trillion. dealing with this national debt is one of the primary reasons why i ran for congress. it is to stop the endless borrowing of washington, d.c., on the backs of our children and our grandchildren. i am also pleased to offer it in the house as a demonstration of a commitment to ending the decades' old borrow and spend practices and mentality that runs rampant here in washington. our national
CSPAN
Sep 23, 2011 6:00am EDT
, delaware, illinois, indiana, kentucky, kentucky, kentucky, ohio, ohio, ohio, michigan, missouri and tennessee. some have suggested that this program has been slow to spend emergency funding provided in the f.y. 2000 c.r. the loan process ought to be strenuous. one company originally applied in 2006 and received an a.t.v. loan in 2010 and required four years of due diligence and reviewed to qualify for the loan. republicans seem to be shoing an ultimate umh. expedite the review process. by the way, the company in question employed 400 employees before receiving the loan. today they have 1,400 employees in the field of engineering research and development, design, manufacturing, assembly, maintenance and service, sales and support. the program has an additional 18 loan applications in progress that are projected to create 50,000 to 60,000 more jobs in california, florida, illinois, indiana, louisiana, michigan, missouri and ohio. one pending application would support investments at 11 plants in illinois, indiana, michigan and ohio. the company employs over 56,000 workers having added
CSPAN
Sep 25, 2011 1:00am EDT
democrat in another 40 years. the next call is from michigan. caller: good morning. guest: good morning. caller: i want to thank you for hitting the topics right on the nail. we definitely need to go after the upper income people because, as in backing the great depression, it did two things. it made the wealthy get off the money. it also made them free of jobs. without a strong middle-class, this country is never going to survive. in michigan, we have a 10% unemployment rate. it is basically because of foreign trade policies that we have agreed to. we need to start taking care of our own in the united states. getting back to what the person said about president obama taking a vacation, back here in michigan, the legislature takes two months of treaty summertime. nobody needs to be taking two months off in the summertime. i want to cut short and by mr. parker for speaking the truth. guest: i want to respond if i may. i love that advertising campaign of imported from detroit. it shows this country has muscled. the state of michigan has muscle. the american car industry is coming back. lo
CSPAN
Sep 5, 2011 12:00pm EDT
you to know that we will not let michigan become a right to work for less state. [applause] we will defeat financial martial law by standing together, fighting together, and winning to gather. i am proud to stand with my brothers and sisters from detroit anytime, anyplace. god bless you and happy labor day. [applause] now i am very pleased and honored to introduce the woman who stands with working people every single day, a real warrior for working men and women who has lifted up the department of labor so that it works for working families again and again and again and again and again. please welcome our warrior and friend, the secretary of labor, hilda solis. [applause] >> thank you. all right, how is everybody? is labor in the house? [applause] happy labor day, detroit. [applause] it is great to be back in the motor city and especially with my good friend, r,ich trumpka and all of our union leaders and a former congressional colleagues also here. give them all round of applause, please. [applause] and of course, it is so exciting to be here with you in detroit. the auto industry
CSPAN
Sep 8, 2011 8:00pm EDT
2012. also a tax holiday for any new employees. it draws from west bloomfield michigan. how long have you been out of a job? >> since last school year. i feel like his plan will help teachers you are thinking about getting out of education did to the constant layoffs and closing of schools. of schools. the morale is so low that i do not know how effective they can be. >> she is joining us from the democrat's line. >> i thought the speech was wonderful. we have two sides against each other. if we can never come together the president what suggested, we will still have teachers that are teaching. our kids are not learning. you are not learning the same things that they're learning. things that they're learning. if we can together and work hard to do what the president has suggested, we will be better off as a country. clients senator mitch mcconnell said this is not a job speech but the president's reelection speech. they indicated there would not be a republican response. the president traveled to richmond, va. tomorrow. to further out line. he packed this tonight. in case you mis
CSPAN
Sep 22, 2011 8:00pm EDT
in michigan. representative cliff stearns asked for a battery manufacturing plant in florida. these requests for funding came from the same program that have been discussed being cut the last two days. i ask unanimous consent to insert this in the record. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. ms. slaughter: i urge all of my colleagues to stand by your beliefs. if you thought the bill was wrong yesterday, there is no reason to think the bill is better today. virtually nothing has changed. i urge my colleagues to oppose this rule and flawed bill and reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady reserves. the gentleman from california. mr. dreier: i would like to say when ms. pelosi was speaker of the house of representatives, my friend from rochester was chairman of the rules committee and hurricane katrina was offset. i urge my colleagues to offset and i reserve. ms. slaughter: mr. speaker, i yield three minutes to the gentleman from massachusetts, a member of the committee on rules, mr. mcgovern. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for three minutes. mr. mc
CSPAN
Sep 3, 2011 8:00pm EDT
. one in seven americans are on food stamps. our mortgages are under water. in places like michigan and california, they are suffering from unemployment numbers that are greater than during the depths of the great depression. barack obama promise to cut the deficit in half. instead, he tripled it. now our national debt is growing at $3 million a minute. that is $4.25 billion a day. president obama, is this what you call winning the future? i call it losing -- losing our country, and with it, the american dream. these americans feel that fierce urgency of now, but you feel it, sir? the tea party was born of this urgency. it is the same sense of urgency that propelled the sons of liberty during the revolution. [applause] it is the same sense of urgency that propelled the abolitionist before the civil war and the civil rights movement during the 20th century. the tea party movement is part of this noble american tradition. this movement is not simply a political awakening, it is an american awakening. [applause] it is coming from ordinary americans, not the politicos in the beltway. you, w
CSPAN
Sep 8, 2011 5:00pm EDT
the democrats on the committee believe in this. in talking to rick in ohio and fred in michigan, i think they understand the necessity to link job creation with deficit reduction. i think there's a great opportunity for this country for this committee to succeed. i think the members want to see this committee succeed. and to reduce deficit. if you can both reduce the deficit and put america back to work, it seems like >> congressman john larsen from earlier today. in an hour, president obama delivers his speech to a joint session of congress. our coverage picks up at 6:15 as members of the house and senate make their way to the floor. after the speech, we will take your phone calls and comments, also a reaction to a speech on c-span2. and now more about job creation and the economy. jeff sessions and other members of the republican conference spoke to reporters on what they hope to hear in the address the congress. this runs 20 minutes. >> good morning. president obama is coming to congress tonight to talk about jobs at that time when we have had persistent unemployment at a greate
CSPAN
Sep 15, 2011 1:00am EDT
. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from michigan. mr. levin: i yield myself 30 seconds. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. levin: i want to say to the gentleman from texas, i disagree with his position but i respect it. . i can understand those who voted no will now vote yes. what is not understandable is that those on the republican side who voted yes now voting no. i now yield four minutes to our distinguished whip, mr. steny hoyer from the proud state of maryland. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from maryland is recognized for four minutes. mr. hoyer: i thank the gentleman for yielding. the previous speaker voted to go deeply into debt. frankly, i voted for some of those programs myself. two which were to support the efforts in afghanistan and iraq. we didn't pay for them. as has been said, i didn't vote for it initial, but i think it's a -- initially, but i think it's a good program. we made it better. the prescription drug program, the gentleman wasn't here when we passed tha but we didn't pay for it. and he's correct, it doesn't matter whi
CSPAN
Sep 13, 2011 5:00pm EDT
professor at harvard. john ingler, three-term governor of michigan, president of the business round table. he was president and c.e.o. of the national association of manufacturers. and edward kleinbar, chief of staff of the joint committee of taxation from 2007 to 2009. he has 20 years of experience practicing tax law in new york and is currently the professor of law at the university of southern california. it's an extraordinary panel. thank you for honoring us with your presence. senator crepo. >> thank you, mr. chairman. i appreciate your holding this hearing as well. i want to focus at the outset on one of your early comments that as any part of the important needed changes we need to be making in america today with regard to economic and fiscal policy, tax reform is one of the key pieces that we must not allow to be ignored. as you know, i've been working with a group of six, it's been called a gang. i know you've been working in other contexts, snoort widen as well, who has a proposal of his own. one area agreement i think we have among us and among others is that in addition
CSPAN
Sep 12, 2011 10:00am EDT
money. host: let's go to griffin, independent in michigan. caller: i keep hearing about the secretary of warren buffett. i do taxes. i figure if the secretary has a standard deduction, she would have to have an income of 90,000 a year. that would equal his 17.4%. using the word secretary, which is 50,000 on average at best in michigan and using that as an example is very disingenuous. i would like to hear it stop. host: we have a comment on twitter. echoing a the sentiments of a caller a moment ago. caller: i think it is unfair as far as the taxes that the rich pay, which is really nothing. i do not know if anyone has ever watched, because my grandkids watched the sweet 16 parties. it is nothing for them to spend $100,000 for their kids parties and then on top of that really expensive cars. the rich do not fight wars. their children do not go to fight wars. they should pay extra, because we are making them safe and allowing them to have their free will and the expense of the lives. and they can appear -- paid $20,000 for a pair of shoes. it is unfair. that could be a salary
CSPAN
Sep 19, 2011 10:00am EDT
, and the university of michigan. he has a long list of books. the next call is from mary ann, a democrat from virginia. caller: i keep hearing over and over again from the republicans that the rich pay 35% in taxes. i would like to know from the man from heritage the name of just one company that actually pays 35% in taxes after deductions and loopholes. if you cannot give me the name of one company, everything you say is disingenuous. guest: she has a good point. the statutory rate is 35%. it is about 4% more than local rates. with the company, you have lobbyists and different directions. the effective rate is closer to 18%. if you are a new company, you have not had the time to lobby the codes for ethanol tax credits or whatever it is. you are paying the full rate as a new company starting up. that is a disincentive for job growth. speaker boehner and president obama have said they would like to lower the tax rate. it is now the highest in the industrialized world. they would like to eliminate a lot of the deductions and credits so there is more incentive for these companies.
CSPAN
Sep 16, 2011 7:00am EDT
to happen and it is nothing more than a smoke screen. >> this one from new era michigan on our republicans line. caller: basically the reason we have the tax system we have today is because of the supreme court has never accepted a nonburdensome tax. i was hoping to install a seven-year tax strike so one year everybody would not have to pay federal tax one year. that means everyone that works will get one-seventh of what they paid in fica, then the system could raise the tax as high as they want or low as they can by the politician people's vote. they would be able to afford something, and the people would be able to get a rebait from whatever they think they can expense. and hopefully for a gold standard for the united states, hopefully get it down to 99 cents a gallon again. and we can have gas wars again. host: here's a little more from speaker boehner's speech yesterday. caller: tax increases i think are off the table. i don't think they are viable. it is a simple eindication. tax increases destroy jobs. the mission is it to reduce the deficit, threatening jobs creation in
CSPAN
Sep 11, 2011 7:00am EDT
sterling heights, michigan. good morning to you. this is a special edition of "new york post." go-ahead. you are on the air. caller: this is brian, calling about the 9/11 incident. i still believe it was an inside job. i have been studying every piece of footage i could get my hands on for the last 10 years. my conclusion out of my research is that it was a distraction. the buildings coming down, the two tower is coming down was a distraction. host: what happened to the people on board those flights? caller: there is true that they were let off somewhere else. host: caller, i'm one to stop you there. we're not going to spend the morning dealing with things that are completely fiction. we will deal with the facts and get your comments and reflections. caller: good morning. it is nice to speak with you today. can you hear me? hello? good morning? host: go ahead. caller: my memory is of september 9, 2001, c-span. i called during the 7:00 hour. you had a speaker who was advocating for the closure of overseas bases. i called in to voice my opinion that those overseas bases should not b
CSPAN
Sep 9, 2011 9:00am EDT
: for what purpose does the gentleman from michigan rise? mr. rogers: mr. speaker, i have a bill at the desk. mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks and include extraneous material on h.r. 1892. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. pursuant to house resolution 392 and rule 18, the chair declares the house in the committee of the whole house on the state of the union for the consideration of h.r. 1892. the chair appoints the gentlelady from michigan, mrs. miller, to preside over the committee of the whole. the chair: the house is in the committee of the whole house on the state of the union for the consideration of h.r. 1892, which the clerk will report by title. the clerk: a bill to authorize appropriations for the fiscal year 2012 for intelligence and intelligence related activities of the united states government, the community management account, and the central intelligence agency retirement and disability system, and for other purposes. the chair: pursuant to the rule, the bill is considered as
CSPAN
Sep 30, 2011 2:00pm EDT
lake michigan. nice to see them from time to time. they pulled iron from the north throughout the entire region. one that manufactured oils such as building cars, tractors, trucks and machinery, so did the ship errs, miners and support industries. as a result of the great lakes area, it it flourishes really was a good lesson in how we've come to learn to need each other. that is industry from the states and throughout interdependent. clearly, job retention and job creation are foremost in everyone's minds today. of our president, to the state capital, jobs are the most pressing need. i give you my view on this issue, speaking as the ceo for the company and i do serve on a number of our corporate boards. one of the ways we enhance the value of said 10 to our shareholders is too careful allocation of capital. so we must provide capital businesses that can escrow. the growth is either limited or declining. we have to make discipline investments. and generally, only the very best projects go forward. they're also investor return expectations that we have two me to share performance, d
CSPAN
Sep 4, 2011 4:50am EDT
mortgages are under water. in places like michigan and california, they are suffering from unemployment numbers that are greater than during the depths of the great depression. barack obama promise to cut the deficit in half. instead, he tripled it. now our national debt is growing at $3 million a minute. that is $4.25 billion a day. president obama, is this what you call winning the future? i call it losing -- losing our country, and with it, the american dream. these americans feel that fierce urgency of now, but you feel it, sir? the tea party was born of this urgency. it is the same sense of urgency that propelled the sons of liberty during the revolution. [applause] it is the same sense of urgency that propelled the abolitionist before the civil war and the civil rights movement during the 20th century. the tea party movement is part of this noble american tradition. this movement is not simply a political awakening, it is an american awakening. [applause] it is coming from ordinary americans, not the politicos in the beltway. you, who grow our food, you run our small
CSPAN
Sep 21, 2011 8:00pm EDT
, michigan, missri, and tennessee. some have suggested that this program has been slow to spend emergency funding provided in the f.y. 2009 c.r. i say the loan review process is and ought to be strenuous. one company, tesla, originally applied under a different loan program in 2006 and received an atvm loan in 2010. it requires four years of due diligence to review to qualify for the loan and having read many of the press releases that went out when there was another d.o.e. program that was not -- that had ran into difficulties, i didn't note anybody there saying we shouldn't take time for due diligence. due diligence is required. by the way, the company in questi, tess la, employed -- tesla, employed about 400 workers before reiving the loan. today they have 1,400 employees in the fields of engineering, research and development, design, manufacturing, assembly, maintenance, service, sales, and support. the atvm program has an additional 18 loan applications in progress that are projected to create 50,000 to 60,000 more jobs in total in california, florida, illinois, indiana, lo
CSPAN
Sep 19, 2011 12:00pm EDT
last crop of justice o'connor upheld an affirmative action program for the university of michigan as said it was appropriate to take race into account. if you do it any way that is personal that isa quota and do other stuff so no court can figure out what your doing. it is so if you may get -- so it is individualized, so nobody has a smoking gun that race was the actual fact, then you can do it. , then you can do it. universities, shockingly, are able to do these things. as long as that is the rule, the supreme court will be interested in coming back to that issue so soon. what makes it somewhat interesting is that, in the intake -- well, it was thrown out in the 1960's -- in texas, the late republican who was very close to everybody here, passed a statute that said that come in order to increase the minority students in texas public education, there would be a guaranteed 10% for the top 10 at each high school that would be eligible to go into the universities. the question is whether you can double dip, whether you can have a statute that will give you an arm for -- an umph on the 1
CSPAN
Sep 9, 2011 1:00am EDT
. you know, we had to give him his miranda rights, send and to the university of michigan and here's this guy who, in my mind, should've been tried as an enemy or military tribunal and it makes me mad. i kn you're a vietnam veteran. i'm pretty sure when you're in vietnam looking at the enemy come you didn't think about giving them the miranda rights or what have you been letting them go through the federal court system. we are facing a different kind of enemy. every time i look at the poster on the back, showing the twin towers, i think about these cockroaches, these murderers commit these terrorist after us now. that particular day, back i saw the battlefield in an asymmetrical term and battlefield in hismind that davis unseat 198 and the northwest flight. i think it's outrageous that this administration does not treat these terrorists as enemy combatants. that is what they are. we need to have a clear view of the animal rear facing for going for going to be successful in securing borders and securing our homeland. i'd like to ask a question. i'm going to pick up on the visa issue t
CSPAN
Sep 18, 2011 2:00pm EDT
, the gentleman from michigan, mr. upton. >> thank you, mr. chairman. in 2009 solyndra was the first company to receive a d.o.e. energy loan funded with stimulus dollars. just two years after getting $535 million in taxpayer money and being touted by president obama as a model for how the government's venture capital program in green technology should work, the company has filed for bankruptcy and been raided by the f.b.i. we are starting to look at the d.o.e. loan guarantee program and solyndra's deal in february. some question the basis for this investigation. after four months of wrangling with the administration to produce relevant documents, the committee was forced to issue a subpoena to o.m.b. i think solyndra's recent bankruptcy filing and last week's raid show that the committee was more than justified in its scrutiny of the deal. pursuant to our oversight functions, we have an important responsibility to pursue answers regarding the use of taxpayers' money. our investigation raises several questions about whether the administration did everything that it could to protect ta
CSPAN
Sep 7, 2011 5:00pm EDT
michigan, mr. camp, and the gentleman from michigan, mr. levin, will each control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from michigan. mr. camp: i yield myself such time as i may consume. mr. speaker, this bipartisan legislation which renews the nearly 40-year-old generalized system of preferences is a vital part of a robust trade agenda, an agenda that makes american companies more competitive and increases american exports. g.s.p. is an important tool for boosting economic growth and job creation. just last week we learned that on the whole there were zero jobs created in august and that the unemployment rate remains above 9%. over the next several weeks, congressional republicans will bring several bills to the floor that will address the shortage of american jobs and help promote job creation. this legislation is an important component of that effort because g.s.p. is critical to the competitiveness of many american manufacturers. having more competitive american companies means creating and supporting more american jobs. the lapse of this program since the beginning of the
CSPAN
Sep 23, 2011 7:00am EDT
ar in the southeastern area and michigan. 8% to 9% are green and a good majority of them there. the blue charts have unemployment rates of 6% to 7.9% so lower than the national average. those lucky states through here and vermont and new hampshire in pink have 5.9% or lower unemployment. can you speak to -- i know you gather the numbers on the unemployment but what is going on in those states that are at the end of the spectrum? it is hard to say because obviously it is dependent on the local economies in the state. some of them are states that have particular problems with the housing market, big do downturn. some manufacturing is involved. a lot of job loss was concentrated in manufacturing and construction. those two combined for over half the job loss during the recession. so states that had a lot of manufacturing and big downturn in housing construction were hard hit. host: do you know what is going on with vermont and new hampshire? they are doing well compared to their regional neighbors. we will take calls then come back and look at employment and particular sectors includin
CSPAN
Sep 15, 2011 1:00pm EDT
. miller of michigan, mr. smith of nebraska, mr. huizenga of michigan, mr. meeks of new york, ms. slaughter of new york, mr. welch of vermont and mr. larsen of washington. the speaker pro tempore: under the speaker's announced policy of january 5, 2011, the gentleman from pennsylvania, mr. shuster, is recognized for 60 minutes as the designee of the majority leader. mr. shuster: i thank the speaker. today i rise to honor the distinguished service of my good friend, his excellency, yasher aliev who was appointed by the president as ambassador. i'm proud to serve as the co-chairman of azerbajan. located in a geopolitically location between russia and iran, it is a predominantly muslim population which has been home to vibrant christian and jewish communities. they opened caspian energy and has emerged as a key player for global energy security. on the security front, immediately after 9/11, it was among the first to offer strong support and assistance to the united states. it participated in operations in kosovo and iraq and is actively engaged in afghanistan having recently double
CSPAN
Sep 12, 2011 8:00pm EDT
nation's electricity. in michigan, d.t.e. energy says the new rules will take 20% of its capacity offline within three years. without an assured supply of energy, companies will not invest in new facilities. that's the clip from "the detroit news." "wall street journal". many of the suggestions are familiar. the c.e.o.'s want lower corporate taxes in the u.s., which has, among the highest corporate rate in the world and moratorium or rollback of business regulations. the government needs to be a better partner with the business world, says the health services c.e.o. the sentiment is expressed by many, c.e. omple of ernst-young. the regular tower -- excuse me, the regulatory policy from 2013 by halting nigs or i am i am pleatation could harm jobs or economic growth. those are two quotes out of the newspaper. and there are more here. but the point being, that the people who create jobs, the job creators, small, mid sife sized businesses in this world and big businesses, but the real generator is the small businessman in america. 90% of all the jobs held in america are held by those working
CSPAN
Sep 6, 2011 10:00am EDT
. in places like michigan and california, they are suffering from unemployment numbers that are greater than during the depths of the great depression. barack obama promise to cut the deficit in half. instead, he tripled it. now our national debt is growing at $3 million a minute. that is $4.25 billion a day. president obama, is this what you call winning the future? i call it losing -- losing our country, and with it, the american dream. these americans feel that fierce urgency of now, but you feel it, sir? the tea party was born of this urgency. it is the same sense of urgency that propelled the sons of liberty during the revolution. [applause] it is the same sense of urgency that propelled the abolitionist before the civil war and the civil rights movement during the 20th century. the tea party movement is part of this noble american tradition. this movement is not simply a political awakening, it is an american awakening. [applause] it is coming from ordinary americans, not the politicos in the beltway. you, who grow our food, you run our small businesses, you teach our chil
CSPAN
Sep 7, 2011 7:00am EDT
million. to darryl ino sterling heights, michigan. caller: good morning. thank you for letting me be on c-span this morning. the debate tonight with mitt romney, feels like and like the back when ross perot -- excuse me, pat the cannon was having a tough time getting on these debates. we had a candidate on your channel, buddy roemer. i loved what he did in front of the chinese embassy in washington. i would love to see on c-span. he is very interesting and i think he gets to the root of the problem that we negotiated poorly. we need to get those things revised and get america back on with the rest of these third- world nations. about mitt talk romney and trade. host: san diego, california, priscilla, democratic line. caller: regarding that romney, depending on which way the wind blows, he changes his economic ideas, giving tax breaks to the wealthiest americans in this country, that money is there to create jobs. for the first time in american history, you have more equal amounts of american money on the sidelines as it is in the stock market. here you have romney wanting to be the pres
CSPAN
Sep 1, 2011 7:00am EDT
democratic governor of michigan. daniel is her co-author on her new book "a governor's story: six ways to create jobs" is the article. incentives to repatiate those foreign earnings. another suggestion, put half of those proceeds toward a blockbuster jobs race to the top modeled on the highly effective education race to the top. number three, invest the remaining proceeds towards capitalizing in infrastructure bank. and number four, lower the nation's corporate tax rate from 35% to 25% and pay for it by streamlining the tax code and eliminating loopholes. those are some of the suggestions made by former governor jennifer granholm. and from human events this morning, john hayward has an op-ed column. bloomberg news offers a sneak peek at president obama's next big pivot to job creation. of course it's stuff you've heard before because it's the same program of miserable failure he's done since he's gotten to the oval office. the dream that obama refuses to let go of is infrastructure spending. most obviously it gives big government a perpetual excuse for spending boat loads of money. not
CSPAN
Sep 22, 2011 5:00pm EDT
electricity rise by 17%. michigan by 20%. one of the states that's really hurting. kentucky and tennessee by more than 23%. these are where our manufacturing jobs reside. raising energy costs would remove one of the few remaining advantages that u.s. manufacturing has over low cost foreign competitors. that is access to affordable, reliable energy. my own industry people tell me that the one advantage they have over foreign countries when it comes to competing head-to-head is the availability of affordable, reliable energy. and on the environmental side, president obama's former environmental czar carol brown herself said this the rule would provide no health benefits associated with addressing nonmercury emissions. the rhetoric, mr. speaker, used to attack this bill has reached a fever pitch. but it is not backed by the facts. i urge my colleagues to support the train act and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady yields back her time the gentleman from california reserves. the gentleman from kentucky. mr. guthrie: i'd like to yield two mr. holes camp,
CSPAN
Sep 4, 2011 7:00am EDT
caller from detroit, michigan. good morning. go ahead. caller: good morning. first off, i want to say thank you for reading two of my tweets earlier. that was nice. host: a tweet and a phone call. caller: i know, right? i wanted to ask, what happened to the cartoons? to the cartoons? you used to do cartoons. can you bring the cartoons back? host: certainly. thanks for the call. missouri. open phones. go ahead. caller: hi. i hope that the republicans will bring up during the debate and in dialogue about the wasted stimulus money, where the money went, how many jobs it actually created when obama gave that green energy $500 million a year ago that is now bankrupt. i want to know where that $500 million went. also, for them to do green energy in other countries, for instance the solar energy in foreign countries. we need to find out what happened to all those trillions trillions of stimulus money and what jobs they actually created. >> host: caller from merietta, georgia. go ahead. caller: what i find consistently from the politicians that represent themselves on your show or communicate
CSPAN
Sep 23, 2011 2:00pm EDT
michigan, mr. upton, is recognized for five minutes. >> in 1963, there was a great train robbery in england. at the time, it might have been the largest highest ever. because of its cleverness, the legend continues. the tape was 2.6 million pounds, about $7.5 million in $1,963. -- in 1963 dollars. now we have our modern-day great train robbery, but we have of iced over half a billion dollars, and possibly willing collaborators and co- conspirators of the u.s. government who rushed out a $535 million loan to solyndra. it is a very sad commentary that we met resistance every step of the way as this subcommittee has tried to seek answers to basic questions overseeing the approval process of this project. we finally had to resort to a subpoena, and at the outright resistance to getting answers that both of you two witnesses assured us only last week he would provide. let me warn you and other folks involved in this taxpayer ripoff -- we are not done. no, we're not. solyndra was the very first company to receive a loan guarantee fund it with a stimulus dollars. the company was touted in
CSPAN
Sep 12, 2011 12:00pm EDT
michigan, republican. caller: your guests represent two different points of view. i do not want one guy to speak to me at all. the one problem in the government is the federal reserve. we have been under the thumb of the reserve from 1913. these people are running the economy. obama cannot do anything. the congress has given up their constitutional responsibility. we need to redo this whole thing. the system is broke. we pay a gasoline tax. that is supposed to pay all the road costs. we're paying too much tax as it is. we need to eliminate the federal income tax. the others need to be looked at. we have to look at the monetary system. if you print another $447 billion -- we are broke. host: does get reaction. what did you think about his comments? -- let's get reaction. guest: he doesn't want me to talk because i do not agree with this point of view. one of the big problems of the federal reserve is that it is not doing as much as it could be doing to fight the recession. you have ben bernanke doing a lot of pretty aggressive moves. he has not done big quantitative easing before. th
CSPAN
Sep 6, 2011 8:00pm EDT
lose michigan. as campaigns go, between now and election day is a long time. >> are you worried about republicans losing the house? >> i think we will pick up our numbers. they cannot untwine the policies they have done. the anger, as great as it was leading up to this election, this is their job. this is their ability to feed their family. it is being challenged. >> i want to thank bank of america for making this discussion possible. thank you for coming out early. thank you 48 fantastic conversation. >> thank you for lowering your standards and letting me on. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2011] >> this meeting, in the 10th anniversary of 9/11 with coverage from each of the memorial site. here's our live schedule. saturday on c-span at 12:30 p.m. eastern, the flight 93 memorial ceremony from pennsylvania. sunday morning at 8:30, the ceremony from the world trade center site with president obama and former president bush. then a vice president joe biden from the pentagon. at 9:30, honoring those who lost thei
CSPAN
Sep 27, 2011 8:00pm EDT
with the exception of michigan, which actually lost population during that time some states grew much faster than others. what matters is that you are growing at a faster rate than the other states, so i do not know exactly off the top of my head where ohio stands in terms of the overall population, but it is a state where congressional delegation has been steadily declining. every reapportionment cycle for the past several cycles -- states like ohio, pennsylvania, new york, mich. -- states that once had very large delegations in the u.s. house up and seeing been seen as the drop of their representation in the house. host: tim storey joins us. maryland on the line. caller: i want to say redistricting is a good idea, but i think you should have a commission of citizens that are on the board of elections of those areas where they live, and they should be the ones that should be selecting the redistricting, this way you have no political cronyism that will influence the process. another point, i see there is a lot of u.s. territory like texas' commonwealth of pr. these citizens have no c
CSPAN
Sep 19, 2011 8:00pm EDT
. university of denver and university of michigan. caller: i want the name of one company that pays after deductions and loopholes. i want a name of one company. >> i think she's got a good point. the statutory rate is 35% federal rate plus 4% more state and local rate but if you're an existing company, you've got lobbyists and carve outs and deductions stuck in the tax code so the effective rate is closer to 18%. if you're a new company starting up, you haven't had the time to lobby the code so that your ethanol tax credits or whatever it is you've had stuck in so you're paying the full freight, more or less, as new companies starting out so taxes are disincentive for job growth and this is ground for bipartisan cooperation. speaker boehner and president obama have said they want to lower the tax rate which is now the highest in the industrialized world but then eliminate a lot of the deductions and credits so there's less of a barrier to starting up companies. >> dean baker, the hill writes more about what republicans are looking for. house republican healthcare proposal is from t
CSPAN
Sep 27, 2011 1:00pm EDT
at. the gentleman from michigan was right. we are like argentina. we are like greece. there are very few people -- some of the tea party people, they are not the only responsible people up there now i can see. there are a few others, but most of them could care less. they want a vote and they will do anything for a vote. for me, that has been the saddest thing to sit and watch for 78 years. guest: will rogers said there is only one in her early criminal class in america and that was the politicians. the sentiments we hear today are not new sentiments, but they've taken on an edge and a banker we haven't seen in the last 30 or 40 years. americans are afraid, all they're afraid they're going to lose their jobs or lose their homes. you are a 45-rolled man who has done everything right, you have done everything and lose your job, there's a good chance you are not going to be rehired for that job. somebody younger will get that job if and when a becomes available because the company will save money. we are creating a class of people, long-term unemployed, that we have not had since the '3
CSPAN
Sep 21, 2011 1:00pm EDT
an additional speaker. the gentleman from michigan, mr. levin, for such time as he -- the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from kentucky has got the time. mr. davis: mr. speaker, i'll reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. the gentleman from texas. mr. doggett: mr. speaker, i would yield two minutes to the gentleman from washington state, former chair of this subcommittee, mr. mcdermott. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for two minutes. mr. mcdermott: thank you, mr. speaker. i want to say just a few words. obviously i support the extension of the tanf, but i think that there is really -- we've been extending it one year at a time, one year at a time, one year at a time for sometime. there really is a need to relook at the whole concept of what this -- this safety net really needs to be. we wiped out welfare as we know it as was the phrase in 1996 at a time when the economy in this country was going straight up. anybody could find a job if they looked for one, and it was very clear that there was efforts in that bill to push people off the rolls
CSPAN
Sep 24, 2011 7:00am EDT
to there, thank you for calling. caller: i am concerned here in michigan with the layoffs, the $300 million deficit, and they appointed two emergency financial managers. there seems to be waste and fraud and abuse in accountability. i would like to see how no child left the chat -- no child left behind enforced in court and not left to the states. host: so your state is not up to the challenge? caller: that is correct. host: can you give us more specifics? caller: we have a lot of administrators, a superintendent, with the governor that has recently left office, she had controlled for years. they took out almost $1 billion but still we maintained a deficit. the should have file for bankruptcy protection and we would not be in this situation. it does not make sense for kids to go to school and not have supplies and toilet paper. it was a bunch of nonsense. host: the ranking member of the education committee had this to say about obama's decision when it came to the waivers. president obama's efforts represent a dramatic shift -- again, waivers being offered to states to come up with
CSPAN
Sep 12, 2011 7:00am EDT
offshore account and hide away their money. host: let's go to griffin, independent in michigan. caller: i keep hearing about the secretary of warren buffett. i do taxes. i figure if the secretary has a standard deduction, she would have to have an income of 90,000 a year. that would equal his 17.4%. using the word secretary, which is 50,000 on average at best in michigan and using that as an example is very disingenuous. i would like to hear it stop. host: we have a comment on twitter. echoing a the sentiments of a caller a moment ago. caller: i think it is unfair as far as the taxes that the rich pay, which is really nothing. i do not know if anyone has ever watched, because my grandkids watched the sweet 16 parties. it is nothing for them to spend $100,000 for their kids parties and then on top of that really expensive cars. the rich do not fight wars. their children do not go to fight wars. they should pay extra, because we are making them safe and allowing them to have their free will and the expense of the lives. and they can appear -- paid $20,000 for a pair of shoes. it
CSPAN
Sep 26, 2011 7:00am EDT
technology vehicles that has been very useful to democrats in michigan. in the auto industry. so, initially, you have this sort of sense of acquiescence by democrats that, all right, we don't normally offset emergency funding, but to get this through and to avoid another big fight, we're going to do it. but then democrats seemed to sense an opening. there was a newly combative attitude coming out of the white house thaw referred to earlier, and they decided to hold the line on their troops, and they voted against the c.r. in the house, sending the original, in the original vote it we want down to defeat. republicans rallied. they made cosmetic changed to get their people on board. and then the senate, which had been expected to sort of swallow whatever came over from the house, decide that had they would get their back up and that they would block, which they did. so now we're supposed to have a vote on the democrat i go version, which provides extra money in disaster relief without cutting the loan program or the other things that republicans threw in, but that's expected to fai
CSPAN
Sep 21, 2011 7:00am EDT
killing each other. they are just nuts over there. host: grand rapids, michigan. steve, good morning good morning. caller: good morning. i heard your earlier comment about comment about -- i heard your earlier comment about the budget being very small. host: that's what advocates say. in comparison, about $5 billion. it is smaller compared to government's overall budget, as well as corporations. caller: i think you are very naive in the fact that when we want the u.n. to vote our way, we literally drive all these other countries, -- we bribe all these other countries, and we spend millions more than that to get the boat to go our way. when we do get a vote in the u.n., the united states carries the major weight. we use all our supplies, all our troops. you are wrong with the money. host: where did you find this data? where did you find the stated that the u.n. uses money to bribe. the united states, excuse me. caller: there are so many backdoor deals. if you vote our way, we will build you this dam, or we will do this or that. that goes on all the time. host: where have you read that
CSPAN
Sep 14, 2011 8:00pm EDT
record? >> yes. >> so ordered. recognize the full chairman from michigan. >> thank you. in 2009, solyndra was the first to receive a d.o.e. eight loans funded by stimulus dollars. it is a model for how the government's venture capital program and green technology should work. they have filed for bankruptcy. we are starting to look at d.o.e. loan guarantee program. some questioned the basis for this investigation. after wrangling to produce relevant documents, the committee was forced to submit a subpoena. i think this shows the committee was more than justify it in scrutiny of the deal. pursuant to our functions, we have a responsibility to pursue answers regarding the use of taxpayer money. this raises several questions about whether the administration did everything it could to protect dollars. why did the administration think solyndra was such a good bet and push ahead to provide a solyndra guaranteed this year? why did d.o.e. allow the government to be subordinated to the private investors and a violation of the log? i look forward to the testimony. i want to know what the f
CSPAN
Sep 20, 2011 7:00am EDT
," "obama alters tone and tactics." here is one twitter message -- host: doreen, clinton township, michigan. caller: first off, i will vote for president obama. i think he is the most connected president we have ever had. second of all, i am sick and tired of people blaming him for this mess. he did not create this mess, congress created this mess. those people, spending our money, which they should not have been, i think that he needs to get tougher. mr. boehner is nothing but a pompous idiot. he did nothing to help our president. i am sick and tired of what is happening in congress. host: we are running out of time. i will jump in ike -- i will jump in here so that we can get more viewpoints in. you can leave a comment on our c-span page on facebook. here is one -- host: pat, for the duck, california. caller: i believe that he is trying to do everything that he can for the country. mitch mcconnell and all of the rest of the republicans, they need to sit down and try to work together. which president obama has tried to do for some time. it is to the point now where he is a little frustrate
CSPAN
Sep 18, 2011 7:00am EDT
of what he is going to leave his family or what he pays in taxes. host: michael from michigan, the president calling for a tax hike for those who make more than $1 million in the year. what do you think? caller: i think it is about time. steve, i want to tell you about an incident i had. during alcor's campaign, i gave $1,000 to the primary, $1,000 for the general, and $200 for the recant. i was immediately audited because i'm self-employed. since then, i actually dropped off giving donations over. a couple of years later, it happened again in the next cycle. they had people from the irs at threatening me and i paid it. and the following year, she said that i had paid my taxes twice. i will tell you after the arrogance of power, the story of richard nixon and how the irs was used against democratic contributors, and the democratic party should understand that. their contributors are being targeted by the irs. host: another comment from our twitter page. next is how joining us from albany, new york on the independent line. caller: i would first like to -- can you hear me? host: we s
CSPAN
Sep 8, 2011 7:00am EDT
texas. host: david on the republican line from michigan. go ahead. caller: good morning. my first reaction is that obama needs to step down as president because he's failed so miserably and taking the nation into such a wrong direction. he often asks arab leaders that have done the same thing to step down. we should just appoint one of these republicans or tea party people like michelle bachmann or mitt romney or rick perry. to the other callers on the ponzi scheme and social security. i looked up ponzi scheme on wiki and it defines a ponzi scheme as a program like social security. it's part of the modern definition. everybody in the republican party and tea party they have a pretty well unified front talking about cutting taxes and getting rid of obama care which will save our medical across the united states and up lift our nation. the cutting of taxes, here's what happened to me. i was working as an engineer for a major corporation in the united states. the company had to pay so much taxes out that they just folded up and laid off 50,000 people in the united states and went to
CSPAN
Sep 25, 2011 11:00pm EDT
of michigan, 10 years. you have to show why the university should keep you on permanently. what you do during that time -- the university of claims three things happen. what matters is your publication record, your teaching record, and your service to the university -- serving on committees. the call this the three legged stool of academia. this time coincides with other things going on in your life. people have pointed out that usually it is between 30 and 40, when women are may be wanting to have children and start families. this is when the most intense part of your career is going on and it is all or nothing. at the end of that clock, a committee of your own department members will look at your record and set up or down. >> your fellow professors? >> exactly. most of them in your own discipline. it is not a professor from another department. it is people you have been with for the last seven or eight years, sitting in secret judgment of you to decide whether you stay. >> secret? >> the proceedings are not made public. there was recently an interesting piece by a professor at tuf
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Sep 17, 2011 11:00pm EDT
university of michigan as said it was appropriate to take race into account. if you do it any way that is personal that isa quota and do other stuff so no court can figure out what your doing. it is so if you may get -- so it is individualized, so nobody has a smoking gun that race was the actual fact, then you can do it. people in universities, shockingly, are able to do these things. i don't think as long as that is the rule, the supreme court will be interested in coming back to that issue so soon. what makes the case more interesting is in the interim, while affirmative action had been thrown out by the fifth circuit in the 1990's, the texas legislature, i think at the behest of the elite republican who i am sure is very close to everybody here, passed a statute that said in order to increase the amount of minority students in texas public education, there was going to be a guaranteed 10% for the top 10 at each high school, would be entitled to go into one of the university's in the system. the question that is somewhat more interesting is whether you can, in effect, double dip, wheth
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